Cal Ripken Baseball - Ages 4 to 12

Ages 4-12

UpdatedMonday August 30, 2021 byBoard of Directors.

Cal Ripken Baseball - Ages 4 to 12

Division Age Range Description
T-Ball

4-5 years

5/1/16 to 4/30/18

The primary goal of T-Ball is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball (hitting and fielding) in a supportive team environment. Athletes will bat through the lineup from a batting tee, which is height-adjusted for a level swing. 

Rookie

6-7 years

5/1/14 to 4/30/16

This division makes use of coach pitching to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.

Minor 8s

8 years

5/1/13 to 4/30/14

Ballplayers will continue to build on the skills learned in Rookie league.  Players will begin to pitch with coaches stepping in to keep the game moving when needed. 

Minor

9-10 years

5/1/11 to 4/30/13
Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork
Major/70

11-12 years

5/1/09 to 4/30/11

Athletes will play on fields featuring a 50' pitching distance and 70' base paths.

 

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